Millions of men and women of all ages are afflicted with some sort of snoring problem to a greater or lesser degree. Whether you are the one who snores, or the one who has to listen to it, it is major problem for anyone to deal with.
Someone who snores not only suffers from very disturbed and restless sleep, he or she can disrupt the sleep patterns of the other people living with them too. Any sufferer needs to find ways to reduce or eliminate the snoring that prevents you and your loved ones from getting an adequate amount of sleep. Snoring has been known to end many a marriage in the past! So read on whether you are the snorer yourself or you currently live with one.
The first step to resolving your snoring problem is to uncover its underlying cause. There are a number of conditions that only cause harm in the form of lack of sleep, while others can actually be quite serious. Not treating your cause of snoring can cause it to become a bigger problem – even deadly.
Here are a few tips that are tried and tested and may well help you in your fight to lessen the risk of snoring.
Changing your sleeping position can reduce or end snoring. Usually, snoring occurs in a person who is sleeping on their back. When you are sleeping on your back the muscles in your throat relax but this is a situation that can be prevented by lying on your side to sleep. Doing so provides peaceful, uninterrupted and more restful sleep. It may only be a part or temporary solution but may be a help,
To lessen the risk of snoring, try not to eat or to consume alcohol for three hours prior to bedtime. Both heavy meals and alcohol can relax your throat muscles. The more relaxed your muscles are, the more likely they are to collapse and cause your airway to be restricted, which leads to snoring.
People who are constantly congested because of allergies are a lot more likely to experience snoring while they sleep. Congested sinuses restrict airflow through the nasal passages, which makes you snore. In order to avoid snoring and sleep peacefully, try taking a mild decongestant before you go to bed
Another way to help stop yourself snoring and give some relief, is by using a couple of pillows and propping yourself up into a sitting position while sleeping. This allows nasal drainage to flow into the lungs, instead of building up in nasal passages.
As you have realised it’s all about the throat as far as these tips are concerned. What you consume could affect how much you snore. Alcohol and sedatives can cause you to snore more when taken regularly. It is best to consume them in moderation. They cut down on activity in your nervous system, which relaxes the body so much that your throat muscles do not function properly.
If you snore heavily, you should avoid drinking alcohol at all. Additionally, you should stay away from all types of sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and certain antihistamines at night. Such drugs are muscle relaxers. While they have their uses, they also tend to affect your breathing passages, and make snoring more likely and severe. As stated earlier, snoring affects the lives of a multitude of people. Someone who snores not only suffers from disturbed and restless sleep, he or she can disrupt the sleep patterns of the other people living with them, too. Find ways to reduce or eliminate the snoring that prevents you and your loved ones from getting an adequate amount of sleep.
For real permanent relief that’s instant, convenient and low cost ask your doctor or dentist about mandibular advancement devices or MAD’s. These mouthpieces or oral devices are positioned in your mouth snugly against your upper teeth and lower teeth. The appliance positions your jaw slightly forward, which can help you stop snoring – permanently.
Many people who snore don’t consider how it impacts their relationship with their ‘significant other’. Snoring can cause a strain on your relationships and frustrate sleeping partners.
Make sure that you always seek professional help from a doctor or a dentist for a solution that can cure snoring for the long-term.
By John Redfern